Tuesday 5 December 2023

SAD!!: Robbers stab varsity final year student to death over phone

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Robbers have killed a 500-level Geology student of Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU), Bauchi, Joseph Agabaidu.

They stabbed him to death during an attempt to steal his phone.

The incident reportedly occurred at about 7pm last on Saturday as Agabaidu returned to his Yelwa lodge located at a suburb of Bauchi.

The Nation learnt that despite efforts to secure medical assistance, the victim died from the injuries he sustained during the attack.

It was gathered that the final year student was the eldest among his four siblings, who are also students of ATBU.

Irked by the death of their colleague, ATBU students yesterday staged a peaceful protest.

However, there was tension at Yelwa campus of the university, as protesting students were teargassed by the police, who stationed their armoured tanks opposite the school gate.

The situation escalated, as students closed the gate and disrupted  activities.

The management of the university has, however, shut down the institution, following protests by the students.

A circular obtained by The Nation and signed by the Deputy Registrar (Academic), Haj. Fatima Inuwa Abdullahi, said the management approved the closure for an initial period of one week with effect from December 4 to 10.

The statement said the action was taken to prevent breakdown of law and order, claiming that the protest was hijacked by hoodlums.

The Nation Online 

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